What does phatic expression mean?

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  1. Phatic expression

    In linguistics, a phatic expression is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phatic expression in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phatic expression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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